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Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Overview
Works: 214 works in 563 publications in 1 language and 9,838 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Production personnel, Scenarist, pmn, Printmaker, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The General by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a young southerner who repeatedly tried to enlist in the Confederate Army but was refused because he was of more value to the cause as the engineer of his train, The General
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
The navigator by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Steamboat Bill, Jr by Charles Riesner ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The general Cops ; Playhouse ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Seven chances by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The balloonatic: Buster is carried by a hot air balloon from a cityside amusement park to the rustic country where he ineptly struggles for survival and somehow manages to stumble into romance
College by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Three ages by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Go West by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. The scarecrow. Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. The paleface. Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
The saphead ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
The call of the wild by Jack London ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hollywood legend Clark Gable stars in this soaring adaptation of the celebrated Jack London novel. Jack Thornton is a prospector who travels the Yukon in search of gold. When Jack buys Buck, a strong and loyal sled dog with part-wolf ancestry, their thrilling adventure through the Alaskan wilderness begins
The general The playhouse ; Cops ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remastered version of the Keaton classic in which he plays an engineer unable to register for service during the Civil War because he is needed to run his train. Instead, he inadvertently becomes a hero without enlisting
Our hospitality Sherlock Jr. ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherlock Jr. / directed by Buster Keaton. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joseph Keaton, Ward Crane. Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. 1924 (44 min.)
Buster Keaton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
Arbuckle & Keaton ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Out West] Arbuckle's first attempt at movie parody, poking fun at the already cliched cowboy western. The film also contains some heavy racism
Arbuckle & Keaton ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rough house] Contains Arbuckle's famous "roll dance," where at the breakfast table, he sticks two forks each into a separate roll and then uses them to do a parody of Charlie Chaplin's walk. Chaplin, appreciating the gag, later expanded on it for use in his film "The Gold Rush."
Sherlock Jr. and, Three ages ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
 
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Alternative Names
Schenck, Joe 1878-1961
Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961
Schenck, Joseph M.
Languages
English (247)